Conventional baby rearing wisdom is full of misconceptions, especially when it comes to baby foods. More than likely you’ve received conflicting information from a wide range of sources including your family, friends, and the Internet. Obviously, it’s important to be cautious about what you feed your baby. However, you might be surprised at the full range of nutritional options he or she can enjoy.
Here are 10 common myths about baby food, debunked for your peace of mind.
1. You Can’t Feed Babies Possible Allergens
There’s no need to hold off introducing foods that commonly cause allergic reactions in people. It’s actually a good idea to feed your baby foods like nuts or shellfish. Recent studies show early introduction to a variety of foods can reduce the risk of your child developing a food allergy. Just make sure to introduce them separately so their reactions can be monitored. [If you have any doubts or fears surrounding introducing allergens, consult your doctor before giving them a try.]